I absolutely love the deep blue of the ocean. The ocean for me is such a mirror of my soul. There are so many waves, which remind me of the ups and downs in life. I grew up in Germany and now I live on the beach in Thailand. I sleep with the door open so I can be present with the waves. Going deep within, I get to explore more of me.
We can’t shine our light into the world until we go deep within ourselves…
When I was a kid growing up in Eastern Germany, I lived in a little village near Leipzig with my parents and two sisters. Being the older one, I often took on a bit too much responsibility. My sisters were five and eight years younger than me. I did my best to shine my wisdom for them so they could shine.
I was the older and wiser one in their world. In my mind, I always knew better. I always knew what to do and of course I wanted to protect them and empower them to shine their own light into the world.
Learning from achieving key life successes and overcoming major hardships has a remarkable impact on our unique genius. Positive Psychology proves that the awareness of core strengths is leading to an increased perception of self-confidence, motivation, engagement, productivity, and probability of achieving goals.
2012 was the year I started my realization process of my unique passions, strengths, and abilities. Clarifying these led me to focus my time more effectively on the things I cared about. Once I understood my genius (my unique ability and contribution to the world) my purpose, I was able to pursue a fulfilling and impactful career.
The clearer I became the more I understood my inner calling. I felt productive and fulfilled on a daily basis and I realized that I could design the life of my dreams.
What helped me to get more clarity?
I embarked on a journey of self-exploration and reflection. In every career step I took, I periodically reviewed my strengths and weaknesses as well as the things that provided me with more or less energy.
I read many books on personal development, listened to podcasts and did some online courses. Coaching myself was the most impactful personal development part of my journey of self discovery.
Currently I have a highly skilled executive coach and a broad range of inspiring mentors supporting me on the journey to live a life in my genius.
Today I can headline my genius and use it as a compass to guide me towards every life and work decision I make. Crystalizing it in the phrase: “I shine my light into the world and help others to do the same.” I am at my very best when I follow my genius — my light — which is destined to create a positive impact in the world. When I am doing this, I can support others to ignite their genius, too.
Every time I ask myself, “Does this activity, project or opportunity allow me to live in my zone of genius?” I create a well lit pathway for myself. If there are many options aligned to my genius, I tune inwards and ask, “Which option is most aligned with my inner genius?”
I ask questions and trust the answers.
Bio: Alexandra Enke loves the deep blue of the ocean. Perhaps it’s because it matches her beautiful blue eyes where you find a sea of bliss. Her voice can bring you into a state of deep meditation. Alexandra grew up in a little village near Leipzig, Germany and now lives on the beach in Thailand. She sleeps with the door open so she can be present with the waves. As a global citizen, Alex enjoys leading people into Oneness. Her clients are driven and ambitious visionaries who have a track record of results, and are already in leadership positions. Even though they might not be clear about their exact purpose, they do have a sense of what that might be. They want to make a contribution by shining their light into the world. Alexandra believes that we can’t shine our light into the world until we go deep within ourselves. Working with Alex brings clarity. Stepping into their unique genius, she guides her clients to transform their lives into that light.
Message to her younger self: Love is all there is and it comes from within you. It doesn’t matter if someone else loves you… because you are always loved.
Her famous quote: “Once I realized my freedom, there was no going back.”
Her famous mantra: I am always full of love. I shine my light into the world and help others to do the same.
Her POV: We can’t shine our light into the world until we go deep within ourselves.
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